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Sunny Afternoon

Overview

Sunny Afternoon, the sensational smash hit West End musical will rock a venue near you in 2016/2017

Winner of the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Musical, Sunny...

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Running time: 2 hours 50 minutes (including interval)

Overview

Sunny Afternoon, the sensational smash hit West End musical will rock a venue near you in 2016/2017

Winner of the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Musical, Sunny...

Read More

Running time: 2 hours 50 minutes (including interval)

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Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury
Exchange Street,Aylesbury,HP20 1UG

Sunny Afternoon

Sunny Afternoon, the sensational smash hit West End musical will rock a venue near you in 2016/2017

Winner of the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Musical, Sunny Afternoon is an irresistible musical with slick theatricality and ingenious storytelling at its heart. It tells the captivating tale of how one of Britain’s greatest bands, The Kinks, rose to stardom.

Step into swinging 60s Britain and discover how The Kinks found their definitive sound that rocked a nation and influenced generations. Feel the euphoric highs and experience the power of a live Kinks performance as we witness the band’s beginnings, their barnstorming debut on Top of the Pops, their infamous American tour and their triumphant comeback.

Featuring the iconic hits You Really Got Me, Waterloo Sunset, Dedicated Follower of Fashion, All Day and All of the Night, Lola, Sunny Afternoon and many more, this production fizzes with energy, and is a fresh new ‘Great British Musical’ (The Times) that will make your spirits soar.

With music and lyrics by Ray Davies (Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music), a new book by Joe Penhall and direction by Edward Hall, Sunny Afternoon’s faultless musicianship and brilliant songs come together for a moving portrayal of The Kinks' amazing journey during the youthful, rebellious 1960s. Book now!



***** ‘A blazing triumph. I swear you’ll get goosebumps’
 Telegraph

***** ‘A belter! Funny, stylish, well-performed – It has everything The Kinks had’
Daily Mail

***** ‘Fresh and full of zingy, swinging sixties excitement’
Express

**** ‘A dazzling production’
Guardian

***** ‘Will lift anyone's spirits.’
Express

**** ‘Fans of The Kinks will find this new musical irresistible. And anyone who doesn’t know their work will be bowled over by the sheer quality of the songs’ 
Evening Standard
 

***** ‘Stormingly successful. I defy anyone to resist it.’
Financial Times
 

**** 'This is a great, very British musical about a great, very British band'
The Times 

 

PG Recommended and strong language throughout 

Sunny Afternoon

There are no booking fees for this production.

However, all bookings made through ATG Tickets for this venue are subject to a £2.85 Transaction fee.

Sunny Afternoon Access

Booking Information

Access Booking line: 0800 912 6971

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre Visual Story: a visual resource to help prepare visitors for a new experience and to help them become familiar with new surroundings and what to expect.

We have many accessible performances and offerings available including Audio Described, Captioned, BSL and Relaxed Performances and Dementia Friendly Screenings.

Please contact Access Champion Marion Byrne to request the Visual Story, find out more about our accessible offerings and to join our Access Membership Scheme where you can book concession tickets online, by phone or in person. Click here to contact Marion.

As part of Aylesbury Waterside Theatre’s commitment to accessibility and theatre for all, the venue has announced their support of the Sunflower Lanyard scheme. Launching to coincide with Learning Disability Week Mon 17 – Sun 23 Jun the sunflower lanyards are an initiative enabling those with a hidden disability who may require additional help to be easily recognised and assisted as needed.

Following a social media post in April highlighting the theatre’s relaxed performances as part of Autism Awareness Week, a patron came forward with feedback on how customer experience could be improved for those living with autism. Andy Rotherham from Aylesbury mentioned the sunflower scheme and also how the theatre could benefit from having quiet areas for customers needing a quiet space pre-show and during the interval. As well as implementing the lanyard initiative which signals to theatre staff that a customer has a hidden disability hence enabling appropriate care and support to be delivered in a non-intrusive manner, furniture has been moved in the venue allowing for two quieter breakout areas in Circle 2 and on the Promenade to be utilised.

In the UK 700,000 people live with autism, 1 million have learning disabilities, 850,000 have dementia and 11 million people have some sort of hearing loss. Hidden disabilities include, but are not limited to, dementia, autism, learning disabilities, anxiety issues, mental health impairments and hearing loss. The Waterside is in good company with the sunflower lanyard scheme which is already being used in airports including Gatwick, Heathrow, Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol and Inverness, as well as in supermarkets, Sainsburys and Co-op.

For further information on access and to book for access performances please visit Aylesbury Waterside Theatre Box Office, or call the FreephoneAccess Booking Line on 0800 912 6971.

Access Performances
  • Audio Description None scheduled
  • Sign Language Interpreted None scheduled
  • Captioned None scheduled
  • SUR Titles None scheduled
  • Relaxed Performances None scheduled
Venue Access Information

There are eight wheelchair positions with companion seats, six in the stalls and two in Circle 1

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre has an infra-red sound amplification system with headsets and necklaces. Necklace: Suitable for persons wearing a hearing aid, the necklace is worn around the neck. Whilst wearing the necklace switch your hearing aid to the 'T' setting and the sound is amplified. The necklace has an adjustable volume control. Headset: This device amplifies sound through earpieces similar to regular headphones. Suitable for persons without a hearing aid.

Guide, hearing and other working dogs are welcome in all parts of the theatre.

There are separate, accessible toilet facilities located at each of the principal seating levels.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre Information

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
  • There are eight wheelchair positions with companion seats, six in the stalls and two in Circle 1.
  • There is a bar on every level of the theatre, including a private bar in our Cartwright Room and Second Space. Try our Waterside Ale, sourced from the Chiltern Brewery at www.chilternbrewery.co.uk, for the full Waterside experience.
  • The theatre has a step-free ground floor level from the entrance through to the Box Office, the Waterside Café and the Stalls with a lift to Circle 1 and Circle 2 levels.
  • The Waterside Café is open from 10am on show days through the day for morning coffee, afternoon tea, light bites and pre-show snacks including paninis, jacket potatoes and daily specials.
  • The theatre cloakroom is located in the Stalls foyer; items can be stored in the cloakroom for £1. ATG Theatre Card members have free use of the cloakroom.
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Exchange Street
Aylesbury

Buckinghamshire
HP20 1UG


Directions

By Train
The Chiltern Rail service links Aylesbury with London Marylebone. The town's station is a five minute walk from the Theatre.

By Bus
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre is located within 200 metres of Aylesbury's main bus station.

By Car

There are plenty of car parks nearby Aylesbury Waterside Theatre within easy walking distance of the Theatre including a multi-storey car park in Walton Street (for sat navs enter HP21 7QP), and Upper Hundreds car park. The Exchange Street car park is open opposite the theatre but parking is restricted due to ‘The Exchange’ building works due to complete before Christmas 2018.
Waterside Car Park (serving Waitrose, Travel lodge and Aylesbury Waterside Theatre customers).
Floor 3 of the pay and display car park is available for Theatre patrons.

By Foot
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre is a landmark building conveniently located on the edge of Aylesbury Town Centre, on the corner of Exchange Street and Walton Street.


Contact Information
Telephone Booking : 0844 871 7607 (bkg fee)

Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.

Groups Bookings : 0333 009 5394

Calls charged at local rate.

Access Bookings : 0800 912 6971

Stage Door / Admin:* : 01296 74 5100

Security

ATG continues to make the safety and security of its customers and staff a priority.  As such, please bear in mind that we may undertake bag checks, so recommend you leave extra time to avoid queues, and refrain from bringing suitcases rucksacks and large bags into the Theatre. Many thanks for your cooperation.

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Groups Booking line: 0333 009 5394 Calls charged at local rate.

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